Visiting 20-21


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What you need to know:

We will be continuing to recommend that visitors follow the Covid Secure precautions that we have in place. The health and safety of our visitors is our first priority, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our gallery.

General Information

Our regular schedule of opening:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm

General admission to the gallery and activities table is free.

We occasionally charge for non-North Lincolnshire residents visiting special exhibitions, please visit the specific exhibition pages for details.

Visiting our exhibitions

There is no need to book ahead to visit our exhibitions. Just drop in from 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.


The 20-21 Café is open.

The 20-21 Shop is open.

Our ARTivity table is available for free family art and crafting on Saturdays, and daily during school holidays.

Our accessible toilet and baby changing facility are available for public use.

Covid-19 precautions at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

All of the usual Covid-19 precautions are still in place. We would encourage all visitors to continue to play their part in keeping themselves and others safe at this time.

  • We recommend that visitors use sanitising points on entering, after touching surfaces and before leaving the building.
  • We would encourage visitors to maintain social distancing throughout the building.
  • We continue to recommend that visitors wear a face covering while visiting 20-21 Visual Arts Centre (unless you are under 11 years old or exempt).  We would ask that you keep your face covering on in all indoor areas, and only remove it when eating or drinking in the café.
  • Visitors are encouraged to register their visit on the NHS Test & Trace app (if you don’t have the app and want to register your visit, staff will be happy to record your details onto the system for you)
  • We ask that visitors avoid contact with people or surfaces during your visit
  • Our toilet facilities will be cleaned hourly.


20-21 is fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.

There are parking spaces for blue badge holders in front of Church Square House (please see the ‘Visiting by Car’ section below about current works in Church Square).

For further information about accessibility at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre please contact us using our online form or call 01724 297070.

Access Statement PDF 252kb

Free WiFi

There’s free fast wifi throughout 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. Feel free to use it to share your visit on Social Media. Make sure you tag us in your posts. We love to see your comments and photographs. Just look for NLC-Guest on your available WiFi connections, and register, or just sign in if you’ve registered in another North Lincolnshire Council public building.

Getting Here

20-21 is in the former St John’s Church situated in Church Square, between the end of Scunthorpe High Street, and Brigg Road. The entrance to the centre is in Church Square, in the new building to the right of the church clock tower.

Car icon Visiting by car

Exit the M180 at junction 4. Follow the signs to A18 (Scunthorpe) and then the A1029 (Brigg Road).

Due to current building works in Church Square we recommend parking at the pay and display car park on Carlton Street (Sat Nav postcode: DN15 6TA). This car park is a five minute walk from 20-21. Once you’ve parked, exit the car park and turn right. Walk down to the end of Carlton Street. This brings you out into Church Square.  Look to your right and you will see 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Disabled parking spaces are available at the top of Carlton street, adjacent to Scunthorpe Central, approximately 60m from the building entrance.

North Lincolnshire Council car parks in Scunthorpe offer up to two hours parking for free and are free of charge all day Saturday. When taking advantage of the two hours free parking a free pay and display ticket must be obtained from the ticket machine and displayed in your vehicle.

The nearby Parishes multi-storey car park is free after 2pm during the week. For more information visit North Lincolnshire Council’s parking information pages.

Parking for disabled badge holders is available adjacent to the library at the end of Carlton Street (Sat Nav Postcode DN15 6TA) and adjacent to Church Square House on High Street East (Sat Nav Postcode DN15 6NL).

Train IconVisiting by train

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a 15 minute walk from Scunthorpe railway station. Exit the station and turn right. Walk along Station Road until you come to a pedestrian crossing. Cross the road here and continue along Station Road until you come to Carlton Street, on your left. Turn into Carlton Street and walk down to the bottom of this road until you get to Church Square. Look to your right and you will see 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Regular hourly cross-country express and local Northern Rail services run to Scunthorpe on the Transpennine Express route between Manchester and Cleethorpes with high-speed connections to London and the North East via the East Coast Mainline at Doncaster.

Bus IconVisiting by bus

20-21 is a five minute walk from Scunthorpe bus station, through a pedestrian area. Exit the bus station via Jubilee Walk, between Wilkinson’s and BHS. Walk through The Foundry’s covered shopping arcade. Turn right after Oldrids Department Store and continue ahead into Church Square. You will see the repurposed church building of 20-21 ahead of you.

There are regular bus services between Hull, Barton and Scunthorpe.

Bicycle-52 Visiting by Bicycle

Scunthorpe is connected to the National Cycle Network via routes 1 and 169. From the railway station follow the cycle lane east along Station Road, and turn left onto Carlton Street at the second set of traffic lights. Head to the end of Carlton Street and across Church Square to the right. 20-21 Visual Arts Centre entrance is next to the Church Building. There is a cycle rack adjacent to the building entrance.

For a map of cycle routes in Scunthorpe, and further information about cycling in North Lincolnshire visit


We look forward to seeing you!

Terms and conditions

      • 20-21 cannot accept responsibility for unaccompanied children who are not attending book-in activities
      • parents are welcome to attend book-in activities
      • the programme may be subject to additions or alterations

Please note

      • We do not allow food or drink in the exhibition spaces.
      • For the safety of visitors and artworks, we do not allow running in the gallery.
      • Climbing or walking on any of the building’s architectural features is not permitted.
      • Touching the artworks is not allowed unless stated otherwise.
      • We are a family friendly venue and visitors that are acting in a disruptive way or using unsuitable/abusive language will be asked to leave.
      • We encourage parents/carers to visit with their children. 20-21 cannot accept parental responsibility for unaccompanied children.
      • Non-commercial photography is allowed in the gallery unless we specifically stated otherwise. If in any doubt ask a gallery assistant, or contact us in advance on 01724 297070.
      • For enquiries about commercial photography and filming please contact us on 01724 297070 or via the email form.

Donations for free activities are gratefully received.

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